Sunday, July 13, 2008

10 Things That Produce Unintended Consequences

  1. It is much easier to get into something than to get out of it.
  2. The biggest problems come from a failure to attend to the basics.
  3. It always takes longer than expected.
  4. Complication breeds difficulties.
  5. When large numbers of people are involved, pinpoint timing and accuracy are only found in spy movies.
  6. Some key person will have misread the priorities. Count on it.
  7. One rehearsal is better than none and three are better than one but the number doesn't erase the fact that rehearsals are only rehearsals.
  8. There are two dangerous types of critics: those you listen to and those you ignore.
  9. The lengthier the explanation, the more likely it is that beneath the words is a lack of knowledge.
  10. A surprising number of people believe in pixie dust more than in logic.

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